Prof. Dr. Evert van der Zweerde
About Prof. Dr. Evert van der Zweerde
Evert van der Zweerde is professor of political philosophy at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studied at the universities of Nijmegen, Moscow (MGU), and Fribourg, and wrote his PhD on a topic within the field of Soviet philosophy. Within political philosophy, his focus is on a number of key notions: civil society, ideology, community, secularization / desecularization / post-secularity, democracy. Areas of interest include Russia / the former USSR (especially the South Caucasus), the Islamic / Arab world, and of course the European Union and the Netherlands. He has led and (co)supervised research projects on the Russian philosopher / theologian Vladimir Solov’ëv, the “borders” between Orthodox Christianity and “the West”, Repertoires of Democracy (as part of a nation-wide program on Contested Democracy), and Nation, Religion, and Democracy in the South Caucasus. In all these cases, his focus is on concepts. He is a member of several research networks, including NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) and the OZSW (Onderzoeksschool Wijsbegeerte), and of the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy. He is co-editor of the book series Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political (appearing with Rowman & Littlefield) and of Transcultural Studies, and connected to the academic journals Studies in East European Thought, Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, Amity, and Religion, State and Society.